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Old 05-10-2012, 04:59 AM
 
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BFM - I too love your approach. nod.gif  I'm hoping to be in the same place, eventually. 

 

For now though, I'm a counter - I needed to re-frame my eating habits in terms of volume... I had utterly lost track of a true serving size and actually listening to my body telling me when it is satisfied as opposed to full.  I'm a little OCD and love numbers tho, so this does work for me on a long term basis.
 

I have always been a counter in the past, and it has worked for me.  Then I get stressed out or life happens and I fall of the counting wagon.  I just can't seem to maintain the counting when overwhelmed.  Our whole family eats off salad plates rather than dinner plates and that helps me with portion control ALOT!  We are also big on fiber, and using whole grains (as in real whole grains rather than whole grain processed foods).  These have helped alot with portion control.  Although I think I will need to be more precise in monitoring portions to get all the way down where I want to go.  I just need to figure out a system that will keep working when life is not working out well.


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I will be sitting out the enxt challenge but will try to follow along. Good luck ladies!

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After my gain (groan) this week and the embarrassment of posting that I had gone up, I am upping my game. This week I went for my first run in 6 years and made it 2 miles. Then today I did a killer work out (and now my thighs are no longer functioning. Youch). Hoping to drop the weight I gained and then some. 

Claybear holy crap that is awesome. I can't run 2 miles and I've been trying since September!

Thank you. I felt really unsure when I started the run. I had an image of myself making it 2 blocks and being red faced and exhausted. I was so self-conscious and full of doubt. But, I just kept saying, one more block, one more, and setting the goal further away and then I turned around and did the same thing all the way home. What really shocked me was how certain I was that I could not do it and then the relative ease with which I did do it (sort of like losing weight - what BFM was describing in her experience of just doing it and it working). Anyhow, I vowed to do a 5 K run that happens in the fall in my community. Lots of my friends run it but I never do and this year I am going to do it! My dh even promised to run it with me. 

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That is awesome Claybear!!!


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Thank you! I did another 2 miles today and it was even more do-able than last time. I actually added a couple of extra block, which was very satisfying, and then came home and worked out some more. My arms are still very fat and I need more arm work outs to help that. Trying to add lots and lots more reps on my arms. Ugh. Not my favorite at all. 

 

I am really determined to kill it on the scale this week!

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I need to do my final weight today. And, I am really happy to report that I am finishing at 194!! Yay. 

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139- Go Blue!

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140.2

 

i will re-up, if there is going to be another eight week healthy weight loss challenge...

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187.

 

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146. Go red!

I think it's safe to say I'm out for another challenge, considering I'm 9w along now. smile.gif I'm not even trying to lose in the least now, but food aversion and running my 5k yesterday kept it up. (btw, I ran the whole thing! Slowly, but I didn't even walk once.)

The accountability of this thread really helped top keep my head in the game when it would have been so easy to pig out on birthday cake or pizza or whatever. So thanks, ladies! Good luck to those going forward with the next round. Well, I guess to everyone else, too.

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185 and in for another round!

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150 Very disappointing results considering all that work. However it did inspire me to start running and I'm on wk7d2 of the C25K. I've also lost 2 inches off the waist and 1 off the hips and 1/4 off the arms. So I know I've changed fat to muscle.


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212.4    Planning on staying on track this week in between challenges. I lost 10 lbs in 16 weeks. Coming off slow because of nursing, but it's coming off!   joy.gif


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I did not do well on this challenge.  I went on a road trip to visit family and ate very poorly.  I have a hard time going home and not eating like a teenager.  I gained 4 lbs.  I did arrive home in the middle of the night and hopefully once I settled down at home it will not be that much of a gain.  I did spend three days doing continous gardening.  Anyway my number today is 214.5.  

 

As BFM as a my inspiration I am going to do another round.  Implement similar list of foods to avoid and avoid eating at night and exercising more consistently.

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162.4 Glad to be down.

I don't plan to join the next challenge. I feel okay with my weight for now. Eventually I think I would like to lose a bit more but I'm not stressing it. I am just going to go forward with being active and trying to eat healthy.

It has been extremely helpful to have a group of cheerleaders. smile.gif Good luck, everyone!

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147.0 even. I would have liked to have done better absolutely. I may join in another round, not sure yet.

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I wasn't able to weigh in this morning so I will do that first thing in the morning. I was figuring, if I lose two pounds per week on the next challenge I will be at my goal weight. My body seems to have shifted after the last baby. I am bigger at 187 now then I was before the babe at 187. For example I have a double chin now and didn't before. I thought I was imagining this so I tried on some maternity pants and they were tight. They fit normally when I was pregnant. Maybe when I hit my goal of 170lbs I will have to see if I like what I'm like at that weight. It may not be the same as it used to be.

 

I don't expect great results at the weigh in as I have slacked on my diet and excersize


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154.

 

Really really mystified why my weight went up so much during this challenge, and why it was such a struggle to get it back down but still not below starting. Beginning to think I have just crossed some mystical invisible premenopausal threshold that make all my old (2 year old) weight loss techniques almost useless. I may have to switch to being someone who goes to the gym for 2 hours a day, etc. Gonna figure out my new skills and skip the next challenge - too sorry to not have been a benefit to the nice blue ladies!


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My final weigh in is 181.6.  I am excited by my progress, and I am starting week 6 of C25K this week, so I am feeling better with being more active.  I am planning on doing the next challenge, and hoping to see another big loss in the next challenge :) 

 

Good luck to all who are finished with this challenge, and I look forward to enjoying the next challenge with all who are sticking around for version 3.0!!!!


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Ok, here are our current numbers.  We are still missing some, so I will update as the rest of the weights get posted . . .

 

 

Name

Start

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Total Loss

% Loss

Amandamarie

217.6

216.4

216.2

214

216

212.6

214.6

212.6

212.4

5.2

2.4%

Adaline’sMama

149

148.5

149

149

147

147

146.5

148

 

 

 

allisonrose

166

164

164.6

165

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164

163.6

163.6

162.4

3.6

2.2%

BarefootMama99

207.6

203.5

201.8

196.2

191.6

191.2

189.2

184.4

181.6

26

12.5%

Buzzer Beater

152

147

145

145

144

142

142

142

144

8

5.3%

claybear

207

204

202

200

199

196

196

198

194

13

6.3%

christinelin

271

269

266

266

265

265

265

264

 

 

 

Dida17

194.8

195.2

193.4

194.8

195.8

193.6

197

196.3

 

 

 

dbsam

240

237.4

236.2

237.5

236.6

236.2

236

235.5

235.2

4.8

2%

Dantesmama

162

157

156.8

152.4

149.6

147.8

147.2

144.6

143.8

18.2

11.2%

Dmitrizmom

205

198.8

198.6

197.6

196.6

191.4

191

189.4

187

18

8.8%

huha

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210.5

208

208.5

208

207

207

210.5

214.5

-4

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lilacvioletiris

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238.8

237.8

237.2

237.2

237.2

239.0

238.6

 

 

 

LBCMAX

153

152.2

153

152

155

157

154.6

154

154

-1

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Mommy22IN

184

182

183.4

181.2

181

179.4

178

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Mamefati28

144

140

138

138

139

139

140

139

139

5

3.5%

mamaclukey

149.3

147

147.8

147.8

147.7

147.5

147.5

147.1

147.0

2.3

1.5%

Milk8shake

179.3

177.4

175.8

174.9

175.6

174.5

173.1

172.7

171.2

8.1

4.5%

Nillarilla

150.8

150.8

150.6

150.4

151.0

150

149.5

150

150

0.8

0.5%

pacificbliss

169

170

168.6

167.2

167.2

167.2

166.8

167

 

 

 

Ruthiegirl

193

188

188

188

186

186

186

185

185

8

4.1%

stegenrae

156

155.5

154

152

151.5

148.5

148

147.5

146

10

6.4%

trekkingirl

189.9

188.8

187.7

186.1

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187

187

187

 

 

 

tropicana

149

146.8

145.6

144.2

144.2

144.4

143.2

141

140.2

8.8

5.9%


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Ok, I guess our chart is getting to wide, so here is the abreviated version:

 

 

Name

Start

Week 8

Total Loss

% Loss

Amandamarie

217.6

212.4

5.2

2.4%

Adaline’sMama

149

 

 

 

allisonrose

166

162.4

3.6

2.2%

BarefootMama99

207.6

181.6

26

12.5%

Buzzer Beater

152

144

8

5.3%

claybear

207

194

13

6.3%

christinelin

271

 

 

 

Dida17

194.8

 

 

 

dbsam

240

235.2

4.8

2%

Dantesmama

162

143.8

18.2

11.2%

Dmitrizmom

205

187

18

8.8%

huha

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214.5

-4

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lilacvioletiris

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LBCMAX

153

154

-1

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Mommy22IN

184

 

 

 

Mamefati28

144

139

5

3.5%

mamaclukey

149.3

147.0

2.3

1.5%

Milk8shake

179.3

171.2

8.1

4.5%

Nillarilla

150.8

150

0.8

0.5%

pacificbliss

169

 

 

 

Ruthiegirl

193

185

8

4.1%

stegenrae

156

146

10

6.4%

trekkingirl

189.9

 

 

 

tropicana

149

140.2

8.8

5.9%


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237.6  Go red team!  Even with crazy eating this weekend and parties for new babies.  I am in for the next 8 weeks.


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Aww, thanks! That's sweet. I did lose this week and it has me tempted but I am having a hard time keeping up. I think I will just stalk everyone the next round :)

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I need to do my final weight today. And, I am really happy to report that I am finishing at 194!! Yay. 

Yay!!!
 Congratulations!

 

AFM, I finished at 166

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Congrats to everyone, especially BFM!!  Special mention to Dantesmama too!  

 

I think I'd have to say, that even without all of the weigh ins, I reckon TEAM RED have a pretty convincing victory on their hands.  I don't see any way that Blue can beat that effort! 

 

Even though I have been discouraged a few times, and had some dodgy moments, over both challenges I have lost 9.5 kilos, which is 20.9 pounds!!!  

Also, on average that works out to be 590g or 1.3lbs each week!  It really has worked well for me.  At this rate, it will be about 13 weeks until I reach my goal.

 

Psyched for a fresh challenge, and keen not to do any serious damage during our break week! 


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